Fornicus are a band from Kentucky that has been featured before in this zine and plays black metal with elements of death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Hymns Of Dominion" which will be released on Halloween by Negative Earth Records.
Dark sound effects along with spoken word parts start off the album and after the intro the music starts bringing in more of a bestial war metal style along with some chaotic sounding guitar leads while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams and the music also brings in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats.
At times the riffs bring in a decent amount of melody and most of the music is very heavily 90's influenced and you can also hear touches of thrash at times and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts and as the album progresses the solos and leads start getting more melodic and the whole album also remains very heavy from beginning to ending of the recording.
Fornicus creates a recording that takes black, war and death metal and mixes it in with elements of thrash to create another very heavy sounding recording, the production sounds very raw yet heavy at the same time while the lyrics cover dark and blasphemous themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Fornicus and if you are a fan of black and death metal, you should c heck out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Feat For Rats" "Hordes Of the Abyss" "Blessed By Hos Holy Jism" and "Nyctophilliac". 8 oiut of 10.